The point where the Earth is furthest away from the Sun, around 4th July.
Fact of the Day
In the 16th century, more people were killed by sheep than by dogs.
Quote of the Day
"I let down my friends, I let down my country. I let down our system of government, "
~ Richard Nixon
On This Day
1492 Columbus 'discovered' Cuba.
1647 The Putney Debates began on how Britain should be governed
1664 The Royal Marines was founded as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, with a strength of 1200 infantry
1922 The Italian king gave power to Mussolini after 30,000 blackshirts gathered in Rome, thus establishing the first fascist government.